Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/20/12
STILLWATER, Okla. Oklahoma State Cowboys fans throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and beyond immediately benefit from a new multi-year agreement between FOX Sports and Learfield Sports, the exclusive multimedia rights holder for OSU Athletics. The multi-year agreement provides for one football game to be televised annually on a FOX Sports platform, which could include FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Southwest Plus and nationally on FOX College Sports (FCS). Oklahoma State's home football opener against Savannah State telecast on FOX College Sports Sept. 1 officially kicked off the partnership. FOX Sports platforms also will distribute all available men's basketball games, up to 20 Olympic sports, and additional non-game programming mutually selected by FOX Sports and Oklahoma State. The selected non-game programming may include any of OSU's 30-minute, sports magazine shows: Cowboy Football Roundup, Cowboy Basketball Roundup, Cowgirl Basketball Roundup and OSU Spring Sports Roundup. "Our deal with FOX Sports enables more than 9 million viewers in a four-state region and beyond to enjoy live Oklahoma State athletics programming," said Learfield Sports' Chief Content Officer Joe Ferreira. "This is an outstanding opportunity to help extend the Cowboys' visibility on all levels, and we're excited to help bring the drama of OSU sports to millions of fans through this television partnership." The FOX Sports agreement with Learfield Sports still allows Oklahoma State to retain streaming rights on its official athletics website, www.okstate.com, for any event not selected for distribution by FOX Sports or any FOX Sports-designated platform. "We are excited to take this next step in our relationship with FOX Sports and Learfield Sports," said OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. "The added exposure generated by this agreement will alert an even bigger audience to all of the good things that are happening at Oklahoma State." "We're excited to partner with Oklahoma State," said FOX Sports Southwest Senior Vice PresidentGeneral Manager Jon Heidtke. "This exclusive agreement helps reinforce FOX Sports Oklahoma as the preeminent sports television network in the state and allows us to showcase compelling Cowboys programming across the region on FOX Sports Southwest." Learfield Sports' Stillwater-based Cowboy Sports Properties oversees all aspects of the Oklahoma State relationship. Learfield Sports, which manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations including four additional Big 12 Conference members Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. The company's multi-media rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield Sports' exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,000 radio stations. For additional information about the company's 40-year history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com. FOX Sports Southwest produces over 700 events and nearly 3,000 hours annually of local original sports programming in high-definition. The regional sports network reaches over 9 million television homes in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Collegiate programming includes Big 12 Conference, SEC, ACC, and Conference USA events. FOX Sports Southwest also provides exclusive home team coverage of the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas and the San Antonio Silver Stars. For complete regional sports news, commentary from team correspondents, and telecast schedules, visit www.foxsportssouthwest.com. FCS is available to over 60 million homes and is seen by viewers in the nation's 25 largest cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. Key distribution partners include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Cablevision Systems, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom Communications, and Cable One.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Red Sox interested in Sonny Gray

Jermichael Finley opens up about lasting effects of injury

Lionel Messi has allegedly hid tens of millions of euros through his own charity

John McEnroe: Serena Williams would be No. 700 on men's tour

Report: Celtics could target Rudy Gay as backup plan

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ex-NFL RB Ahman Green arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Cam Newton throws, will be ‘100 percent’ for training camp

Timberwolves reportedly still trying to trade Ricky Rubio

Jaylen Brown looks like reason Celtics didn’t trade for Jimmy Butler

Myles Turner opens up about Paul George wanting to leave Pacers

UFC fighter pokes fun at herself after defecating during match

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker